How Hot Does a Scentsy Warmer Get


A Scentsy warmer is a ceramic heat chamber with a light bulb that heats the wax inside. The Scentsy warmers are designed to be used with Scentsy bars and only work with their products. Temperature issues are common with people who use these warmers. So having a proper idea about these warmers is quite important. For this reason, today, I am going to discuss how hot does a Scentsy warmer gets. So let us get started.

How Hot Does a Scentsy Warmer Get

How Hot Does a Scentsy Warmer Get?

There are two types of Scentsy warmers, the larger plug-in models and the smaller, more portable units. The unit that plugs into a wall outlet is the largest unit offered by Scentsy. It has a large reservoir for holding wax and a glass dish to hold your scented wax cubes or melts. It looks like quite an easy task on paper to heat these scented waxes and bring out their full scent potential. Still, there is a point to be noted here.

Any device working with electrical energy will have some heating involved somewhere in its system- to power up light bulbs, heater coils, etc. So the question ‘how hot does it get?’ arises when we start thinking about how efficient it gets in using the electrical energy to heat our scented wax, which has a specific melting point.

The simple reason behind this question is that hot spots during electric warming of a room or in other devices are undesirable, so it may be better not to overheat these wax cubes.

Scentsy Heating System:

Different factors can affect how hot a Scentsy Warmer gets, but the most important one is wattage. Smaller warmer models are designed for home use, while larger units like the plug-in unit can also be used in commercial settings.

It is recommended that you choose a lighter color warmer if your walls are cooler-toned or darker ones with warmer undertones. In the warmer models, two internal glass dividers are used for heating. The double-layer helps the wax melt completely without overloading the unit at any time.

 Choose a Lighter Color Warmer

The Scentsy Warmer uses an advanced ceramic heater to heat your scented wax cubes or melts, resulting in very little fragrance loss. Ceramic has a higher melting point than other materials like plastics, and heats up slower and more evenly throughout all parts of the reservoir.

This allows you more control over how much fragrance output you desire from your scented waxes. This means that the Scentsy warmer can heat up hot enough to get rid of all those unwanted scented wax smells but not so much over-heating as to ruin your beautiful scent.

How to Clean a Scentsy Warmer?

Let’s start with the basics. First of all, Scentsy warmers need to be cleaned because most people don’t find them visually appealing on a daily basis. Secondly, depending on how many hours they are used each day, the scent in the warmer can become too strong if it is left uncleaned for too long.

The area underneath the lightbulb in your Scentsy warmer should always be kept clean and free from dust as this helps ensure that your cleaner will reach every last part of it when you clean it properly.

When cleaning your warmer, use only recommended cleaners! Remember, there is an electrical element here, so you need something that won’t get into a chemical reaction with any of the items in your warmer.

  • Unplug the warmer from the wall socket.
Unplug the Warmer
  • Take out the bulb and set it aside (don’t touch it!)
  • If you have an opening on your warmer that lets some light through, remove the warmers lid – be careful not to touch the metal handle as this can be very hot! With lids now being more difficult to find for older warmers, this point is no longer particularly relevant, although sometimes they may still come off easily: best to check each time! 
  • Scrub clean with soap or wipe down with a damp washcloth. If there are stubborn bits, then get some Scentsy warmer cleaner and follow directions on the bottle. Please do not use bleach or any other harsh chemicals as they will bring up the color and damage your warmer!
  • Wipe all surfaces dry with a lint-free cloth or paper towel. (You can probably skip this step but it helps prevents later discoloration of the warmer.)     
  • Make sure you replace plastic pieces in the same places they were before you took them out so that when you turn them back on, everything is in exactly the right place to operate effectively.

Precautions While Using a Scentsy Warmer

Scentsy warmers are safe to use, but they can cause burns if they are touched while they are hot. Always keep young children away from the warmer and monitor them at all times during the use of a warmer or candle.

Scentsy warmers use a low-wattage element to heat Scentsy wax beads safely. However, since Scentsy warmers are not “cool,” they can cause burns if touched while hot or if used when children are present unsupervised. Therefore, always keep young children away from the warmer and monitor them at all times during the use of a warmer or candle.

To Ensure Your Safety:

Use caution when operating the appliance near furniture, bedding, draperies, or other combustible materials. Never leave it unattended while plugged in. Keep flammable objects away from the area while using this product. Unplug your unit when not in use and before servicing.

Scatter out any liquid wax on the warmer or candle you are changing so that the wax does not overheat.

Keep wax beads at least three inches from the edge of the warmer to prevent overheating and failure. Also, keep a clear area around your Scentsy warmer to prevent a fire if it were to tip over.  

Use Caution When Operating

How Long Can a Scentsy Warmer Stay on?

Scentsy warmers may be left on for as long as you like (as long as they’re clean!) to provide a steady stream of scent. They may also be turned off when not in use and then turned back on when needed – remember that the warmer needs 1-2 hours after being turned off to reset itself before it can start heating again and maximize heat output from your Scentsy wax. Always be sure you turn your Scentsy warmer off if you are leaving home while it is running!

Is It Ok to Leave My Scentsy Running Overnight? 

Yes, you can leave your Scentsy plugged in overnight while you’re sleeping. I’m guessing that this is the number one source of questions we receive because safety was a primary concern when we designed our warmers. However, it’s important to note that if the warmer hasn’t reached its melting temperature after 24 hours of continuous use (and if there’s no current load), it will simply shut itself off until needed again. That means no more melted wax or scorched wicks!

If you’re plugging your Scentsy warmer directly into a wall outlet (instead of a surge protector), we recommend using a heavy-duty extension cord with the appropriate gauge for that electrical load. We also advise against getting an extension cord with the lighted end, as this can cause overloading and possibly even a fire. Also, make sure to check the relative positions of outlets near the sink, toilet, or anywhere else moisture might be present.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Temperature Does a Wax Warmer Get?

A wax warmer gets its heat from a light bulb that is placed in the middle of the warmer. The light bulb is covered with a glass or plastic shield to prevent it from getting too hot.

Can Scentsy Warmers Catch on Fire?

There is no evidence that scentsy warmers can catch on fire. However, if you have any questions or concerns about this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Is It Safe to Leave a Scentsy Warmer on All Night?

It is not safe to leave a Scentsy Warmer on all night. The heaters are designed to be used for a specific amount of time and should then be turned off. Leaving them on all night can cause the wires inside the unit to overheat, which could lead to a fire.

What Is a Standard Scentsy Warmer?

A Standard Scentsy Warmer is a type of heater that emits warm air and scents. It is used to heat the home or office.

Standard Scentsy Warmers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be used in any room. They are easy to use, and just plug into an outlet.

They also have a built-in timer, so you can set the timer and forget it. The warmer will automatically turn off after a set amount of time, so you don’t have to worry about it burning down your house.

Standard Scentsy Warmers are perfect for anyone who wants to add a little bit of warmth to their home or office without having to heat up the entire room.

Scentsy Warmer is a Type of Heater

Can You Use Pink Zebra in Scentsy Warmers?

Yes, pink zebra can be used in Scentsy Warmers. However, we recommend testing it in a small area first to make sure it does not cause any adverse effects.


I hope this article has been beneficial for knowing how hot does a Scentsy warmer get. Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturers while using these warmers. Thank you and have a nice day!

Jennifer Branett
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